One of the greatest plays ever written, Hamlet has captivated audiences for 400 years with its explorations of life, love, duty and vengeance. Commanded by his murdered father’s ghost to seek revenge, Hamlet struggles with the human and spiritual costs of pursuing justice. Featuring some of the most beautiful language ever written, Hamlet marks a turning point in Shakespeare’s career toward more complex depictions of good and evil, of heroes and villains.

This production was part of Shakespeare in Washington, a feast of theatre, music, dance, art and film presented by more than 40 organizations.

“Ingenious…A straight-up modern-dress take. The Company’s done its characteristic deep meditation on the text and come away with fresh moments that enliven Shakespeare’s oft-heard words … open[ing] up the production in satisfying, unexpected ways.”
–Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

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View a program from the production.



Hamlet

Jun 05 - Jul 29

Lansburgh Theatreby William Shakespeare

directed by Michael Kahn
Hamlet is sponsored by New York Private Bank & Trust and the Abby S. and Howard P. Milstein Foundation.

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